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Adjunct Faculty

This site contains links to information that will assist you in your role as an Adjunct Faculty member here at College of DuPage.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and academic excellence. The Adjunct Faculty Expectations define and guide all Adjunct Faculty members in supporting this essential component of our mission. Be sure to visit them often for updates regarding these expectations. 

Adjunct Faculty Resources

Let’s start with the basics. The campus is large and busy. So let’s help you get here and find the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support

Next, let’s outline what we expect of our adjunct faculty. These expectations outline some of the job requirements all adjunct faculty must adhere to in addition to their teaching duties. We provide this as a way to acclimate you to what the job entails. 

Information on the Adjunct Faculty Center locations, Employee Development Center (EDC), Campus Services and much more!

  • Part Time Faculty Office – These are like your office space on campus. Computers, supplies, small copy jobs, and a place to put your things. BIC 2A07 and HSC 1235
  • Employee Development Center (EDC) – An on-campus resource providing training, workshops, and classes to enhance your work environment and enrich your experiences at COD.
  • Campus Services – For large copy jobs, print services and other conveniences.
  • COD Police – Whether it is providing emergency first aid, responding to a criminal act or providing escort service to your vehicle or class, the Police department is always ready to help you.
  • Human Resources – For your compensation and benefits questions. 
  • Information Technology (IT) – Help Desk information and computing information.
  • Learning Technologies – provides Instructional Design, Blackboard support and more for all classes – face-to-face, hybrid and online.
  • Testing Services - Remote and in-person course testing for your students.

For help in the classroom, whether it be questions on the Code of Conduct for students, Advising and Counseling, you will find all you need right here.

  • Advising Tools – Help for you and your students to navigate the COD landscape.
  • Behavioral Intervention Team – Intervention and assistance for the more severe cases of student misconduct.
  • Counseling – When students need assistance with life.
  • Starfish – A resource for faculty to work with Navigators to help students stay on track and applaud their successes. Starfish is accessible on the employee portal, under the Work Tools section (requires Single Sign-On, or SSO, login). Faculty may also access Starfish training by logging into the portal, accessing Cornerstone, and then entering Starfish Adjunct Faculty Training in the search field.
  • Student Code of Conduct – This is the rulebook for students that you should know too.
  • Student Concern/Incident Report – For reporting violations to the Student Code of Conduct.

Information about policy and procedures, the Library, a syllabus checklist, Academic Calendars can be found here.

Now for the important stuff! This link will give you all you need to know about the cafeteria, Chaparral Fitness, College Directory and more!

  • Career Services - To help students with their cover letter, resume or job search.
  • Chaparral Fitness – For after all that eating.
  • COD Alerts – So you know when the really important stuff is happening on campus.
  • Directory – So you can find people by name or department.

Adjunct Faculty Stories

Mary Childers

"Coming to COD was like coming back to the place where I started and realizing it was a return to who I’ve always been." - Mary Childers

Mary's COD Story

Adjunct Faculty Stories

Krystle Conrad

"I use a variety of different materials, activities and lectures in the classroom because students have different skills, learning styles and backgrounds." - Krystle Conrad

Krystle's COD Story

Adjunct Faculty Stories

Benjamin Wahlund

"My goal is to celebrate curiosity. I need to let the students bring their personalities to the table before I bring my own." - Benjamin Wahlund

Benjamin's COD Story

Adjunct Faculty Stories

Erika Rakas

"I tell my students that I want to inspire them on the first day, that inspiration allows for growth, and that I will work hard throughout the semester, challenging them and inviting them in on opportunities to grow and become inspired." - Erika Rakas

Erika's COD Story

Contact Information

Dr. Sonia Watson
Dean, Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2501D
(630) 942-3808

Adam Hogan
Manager, Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2501B
(630) 942-3801

Kate Szetela
Manager, Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2501E
(630) 942-3797

Julie Plesha
Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty Recruitment 
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A07C 
(630) 942-3292

Alanna Davis
Administrative Assistant
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A07
(630) 942-3371

Alyssa Johnson
Administrative Assistant V
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2501
(630) 942-2158

Allyssa Perez
Administrative Assistant IV
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1235
(630) 942-3371

Monica Robertson
Administrative Assistant III
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A07
(630) 942-2840